Category: Financial Times

Brexit — an existential problem for London and Paris

Financial Times (subscription required) Cornelius Hurley, School of Law, Center for Finance, Law & Policy It is a vexing, existential problem fit for the pipe of Jean-Paul Sartre. For more than a fortnight, French and British officials have locked horns over a single word in the draft text of UK’s “new settlement” with the EU. Should […]

China doubles bets on ailing Latin American economies

Financial Times (subscription required) By Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies As Western-backed development banks and the private sector are on the retreat from Latin America, China’s development banks are coming to the rescue, at least for now… View full article by expert Kevin Gallagher

Capital controls no longer taboo as emerging markets battle flight

Financial Times (subscription required) Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies When Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan, suggested last week that China should use capital controls to support its currency, it was as if he had broken a taboo… Expert quote: “These countries are bleeding. They can’t just […]

Juan Manuel Echavarría: photography without blame or pity

Financial Times (subscription required) Ana-Maria Reyes, College of Arts & Sciences In Colombia, fighting has been going on for so long, few remember why it began… Expert quote: “His work shows how the aesthetic can help us to understand the historical roots of Colombia’s violence. He drives the spectator to ask questions and make connections.” […]

Pope Francis faces diplomatic test on Cuba trip

Financial Times (subscription required) Paul Webster Hare, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies As a parish priest in poor areas of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was so struck by Pope John Paul II’s 1998 trip to Cuba that he wrote a book about it… Expert quote: “In the fast-approaching era […]

Letters: Far-reaching effects of an accounting firm collapse

Financial Times (subscription required) By William Kring, Center for Finance, Law & Policy, School of Law Sir, Sujeet Indap is correct to raise concerns regarding the pursuit of investment bankers by the Big Four accounting firms (“Big Four’s push beyond tax and auditing marks an intriguing gambit”, Inside Business, September 1)… View full article by […]

Letters: Regulators have failed to improve audit quality

Financial Times (subscription required) By William Kring, Center for Finance, Law & Policy, School of Law Sir, While I was deeply concerned to read Harriet Agnew’s report of Deloitte’s more assertive push into investment banking territory (“Deloitte lures investment expert”, June 25), I was rather unsurprised… View full article by expert William Kring

Demise of the US Ex-Im Bank would leave the field to China

Financial Times (subscription required) Co-written by Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Former US Secretary of State Dean Acheson famously wrote that his generation was ‘present at the creation’ of the world order that ushered in US leadership… View full article by expert Kevin Gallagher